Boycott! Just say no to Girl Scouts cookies

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Pro-lifers have been warning for years of the Girl Scouts’ fraternization with the abortion industry.

wendy-dBut it appears we have late-term abortion supporter Wendy Davis (pictured right) to thank for inadvertently providing the tipping point that has triggered the call for a nationwide boycott of the purchase of Girl Scout Cookies, called “CookieCott 2014.”

The Girl Scouts’ December 18 tweet heard round the wafer is still up, despite the Girl Scouts’ January 29 apology, which came six long weeks after the tweet but just nine convenient days before the launch of its annual cookie sale.

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Snapz-Pro-XScreenSnapz033The tweet asked, “Is there anyone you’d add to this list? Incredible Ladies Who Should Be Women of the Year for 2013,” with a link to a Huffington Post article that recommended both Davis and Gloria Steinem (pictured left).

Pro-lifers were immediately incensed. State Senator Wendy Davis, as most know, filibustered a ban in Texas of abortions past 20 weeks this past June.

Tone deaf, the Girl Scouts followed up in a December 30 Facebook post by calling radical pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a woman of “courage, confidence, and character.”

The Girl Scouts’ obvious first strategy was to try to ignore pro-life complaints. But when announced participants in the boycott – including American Life League, Issues4Life Foundation, Life Coalition International, LifeNews.com, National Black Pro-Life Union, Pro-Life Action League, Radiance Foundation, and moi – reached critical mass – it blinked.

But it’s too late to stop the cookie from crumbling. It’s not as if one aberrant tweet were the Girl Scouts only infraction. LifeNews.com has a long list of the organization’s connections to the abortion industry, as does the CookieCott website, which also has a downloadable flier. Also see mygirlscoutcouncil.com, commentary in the Washington Times by Cathy Cleaver Ruse. and coverage by Megyn Kelly at Fox News.

If your daughter is a Brownie or Girl Scout and you’re learning this information for the first time, there are alternatives such as American Heritage Girls and Frontier Girls.

40 thoughts on “Boycott! Just say no to Girl Scouts cookies”


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    Merit says:

    I bought 25 boxes earlier today and gave 20 of them to the local food bank. Next week I plan on buying 25 more boxes.
     
     

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    Carla says:

    Go you. 

    You will have to buy a ton more than that Merit.

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    md says:

    Why does “cookiecott” not have a facebook page!!!!???

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    JoAnna says:

    Thanks for encouraging obesity among the homeless, Merit!

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    Courtnay says:

    Oh, Merit. You sweet heart. You know exactly what the downtrodden of the word needs: abortion and sugar. 

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    Ladybug says:

    I personally like the girl scout cookie knock-offs Dollar General sells, they’re close to tasting & looking like the real thing & less expensive!

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    Mary says:

    Oh Gloria please put down those flabby arms!!  Your college girl days are but a fond memory.

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    TheLastDemocrat says:

    Gloria Steinem: yet another self-avowed socialist that we liberals, per the taboo, will NEVER mention is a socialist.
    Warning, fellow liberals: DO NOT break the taboo of mentioning that most of our heroes are socialists, or the rest of the nation will wake up to our creeping agenda.
    Totally off topic: sad to hear of the death of self-avowed socialist Pete Seeger. What? You never knew he was a socialist? Nary an obituary mentioned this? Great! Our taboo rule continues to work!

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    Ellen Kolb says:

    Times are too lean for me to buy GS cookies in any case – but now I have one more reason to say “no, thank you” when the Scouts come to the door. 

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    Del says:

    This is not about the cookies, nor is it about cutting into the Girl Scouts revenues (although it would nice to have a noticeable impact there).
     
    This is about having as many conversations as we can about why we are disappointed with the Girl Scouts and the agenda that their leadership is pushing upon our daughters.
     
    Here’s a flyer: http://cookiecott.com/wp-content/uploads/CookieCott2014Flier.pdf
    Here’s another flyer: http://prolifeaction.org/docs/2014/GirlScoutCookieCott.pdf
     
    Hand one to every parent who asks you to buy cookies.  Leave one with every GS stand in every local drugstore and grocery store.  

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    Sydney M says:

    Ha ha ha. I love when people say that. Did you really buy 25 boxes? I doubt it. Hey guess what? I boycotted like 100 boxes so there!

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    Merit says:

    JoAnna, food banks are for more than the homeless.  Many of them help out needy individuals who might have applied for food stamps or other assistance.  

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    Del says:

    I just posted the boycott news over at the Christian Pipe Smokers forum, so we’re going viral now!
    http://christianpipesmokers.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=863484#863484
     
    Seriously…. these guys sit at computer, smoking their pipes all day and night.  The Planned Parenthood/Girl Scout Cookie connection doesn’t stand a chance.

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    Jill Stanek says:

    Courtney, lol. Had to tweet that comment!

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    Merit says:

    Sydney M. , yes.  $100 for 25 boxes.  
     
     

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    Courtnay says:

    Tweet away, Miss Jill!

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    bmmg39 says:

    The funny part is, just as with the Komen thing, they’ll accuse you of politicizing Girl Scout cookies, when they’re the ones who did so by lauding Davis.

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    Ex-GOP says:

    I love the peanut butter ones – those and the thin mints are my favorites.
     
    Boycotting raising funds for kids to go to camp – I don’t know.  If pro-lifers are truly serious, why not boycott all Microsoft products because of Gates and his ties to abortion?  75% of you are probably posting from computers with microsoft software right on there…

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    Mary says:

    Lesson to the girls scouts:
     Hook up with a man who can support you through school, pay the bills, take care of the children, then dump him when you’re through and he’s paid off the loan. Make darn sure he pays off that loan before you unload him.  Also, let him have full custody of the kids afterward. Rather strange since one isn’t his biological child. Also, should you run for public office a,  let’s be charitable and say exaggerated, tales of hardship and woe makes great press.

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    Mary says:

    EGV makes a valid point. If we’re going to boycott, let’s hit where it hurts and make a true sacrifice, not go after little girls.
    Lord knows I can survive very nicely without cookies, not without my computer. Why not a letter writing campaign to the Girl Scout honchos, whoever they are.
    Many of my co workers’ children sell cookies, and since they have filled out surveys that enabled my daughter to be published, and they have bought so much from me when my kids were growing up, I’m not about to begrudge them a couple boxes of cookies. Especially when they likely have no clue or give to hoots about who Wendy Davis even is.

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    Mary says:

    EGV,
    I love them all. That’s why I buy them then leave them in the staff lounge. Food has a very brief life span there. Trouble is everyone else does the same thing so there’s no escaping all that sugar!

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    Mary says:

    EGV,
    I must admit those cookies would have an even briefer life span if I brought them home!!!
    Honestly, as a Camp Fire Girl I went door to door selling candy. I had no concept of politics, didn’t even know who the mayor was, just that I had to get the candy sold to raise money. Our neighbors always graciously bought from me.
     
     

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    Ex-GOP says:

    Agreed Mary – good point.  

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    JoAnna says:

    Posting via iPhone, actually. My husband worked for Apple for five years.

    Only 10% of cookie sales go to the local troop. I prefer to donate directly to them so GCUSA doesn’t get the funds.

    I was a Brownie/GS from ages 6-16. So sad to see how the have degenerated.

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    Mary says:

    Hi JoAnna,
    Why not have PL people start a letter writing campaign to the Girl Scout honchos? There seems to be any number of reasons why Wendy Davis isn’t the most ideal female role model.  Even if 10% of the funds go to the local troop, those kids still work hard for that and take great pride in what they are doing.  I’d rather see them do this than out causing trouble.  It just seems there is a better way to get our point across than targeting little girls and their cookies.

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    JoAnna says:

    Because, Mary, if we write letters but still buy cookies, GCUSA will have no incentive to change.

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    Mary says:

    Well, maybe we should try it and see.

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    Lrning says:

    I’m sitting here in dismay that Merit spent $100 on food that has no nutritional value and is proud of giving it to the food bank.  Part of my volunteer time is spent helping needy individuals and families from a local food pantry.  That $100 could have purchased a lot of peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken, stew, pasta, beans, whole grains…food that feeds a needy family with NUTRIENTS!   It could have purchased a lot of kleenex, toilet paper, toiletries, diapers…things that low income families NEED that can’t be purchased with SNAP.   Our pantry hates when people donate cookies and candy.  It takes up valuable shelf space and doesn’t help the families with their nutrition needs.  I can’t tell you the number of people seeking help that have requested that I only give them healthy food from the pantry!  smh

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    Ex-GOP says:

    Lrning…my guess is Merit was kidding.  

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    Pharmer says:

    Whoa, 20 boxes of GS cookies  for the food bank and 5 for Merit……… per week?????
    “Pregnancy : Outcome and Impact on Symptomatology in a Cohort of Eating- Disordered Women,” MA Blais et al, Int J Eat Disord 27:140-149, 2000
    “There was an elevated incidence of eating disorders among women with therapeutic abortions which was not found among women with live births or spontaneous abortions.”

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    Del says:

    It would be wonderful if the feminist ideologues change their message, and start to care about the good of our daughters in the same way that we parents do.
     
    But a letter-writing campaign would be much less effective.  We would miss the opportunity to talk with all of those parents.  

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    Mary says:

    Hi Del,
    Then talk to the parents of GS local troops.

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    Del says:

    Mary says:
    February 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm
    Hi Del,Then talk to the parents of GS local troops.
     
    That’s the plan!  Talk to every parent who tries to sell us GS cookies.  Visit every table in every grocery store and drugstore.  Give them flyers with info about the boycott.  
     
    Otherwise, this boycott doesn’t make much sense. 
     
    I suppose it is helpful that news of the boycott has gone viral.  But nothing can replace that human touch of talking with each other.

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    Ex-GOP says:

    Man 1: Can you believe all this talk about us right wingers launching a war on women?
     
    Man 2: I know, right – I mean, it’s crazy talk.  We have nothing against women.
     
    Man 1: There’s just so many groups hurting women – especially through abortion.
     
    Man 2: I know…I know….
     
    Man 1: Like Bill Gates and his foundation – you know, the guy that got rich through Microsoft.  I mean, we should really boycott them!
     
    Man 2: Yeah, my company uses all windows stuff…it wouldn’t be easy to swap out…
     
    Man 1: Or that company Senomyx and their use of fetal cells.  I mean, they have ties to all sorts of big food companies like Kraft and Pepsi.
     
    Man 2: I sure do love my Mac and Cheese dinners though…   I do have an idea though…We should target the girl scouts!
     
    Man 1: The little girls who dress up and go to camp!
     
    Man 2: Yes – they like people who support abortion.
     
    Man 1: Maybe we should boycott!
     
    Man 2: But back to that earlier conversation – all that talk about war on women…what a joke!
     

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    Deluded Lib Pro-Lifer says:

    JoAnna Apple supports same-sex marriage (which I think I remember you are opposed to), and I think they are pro-choice friendly. I know Steve Jobs was at least, but he died. Ex is right about Microsoft. Facebook also donates/supports pro-choice orgs and same-sex marriage. Boys and Girls Club supports PP, Ronald McDonald Houses has funded PP, YWCA is publicly pro-abortion, etc.
     
    All I’m saying is that there are a lot of organizations that support the pro-choice cause, and it’s kinda hard to justify boycotting one and supporting others. Go ahead if you think it will make a difference, but I think changing the culture so companies will not want to support causes like pro-choice as they get less popular will be more effective.  

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    JoAnna says:

    Did you miss the part where I said my husband worked for Apple for five years? We donated part of his salary over those years to pro-life and pro-traditional marriage causes, so it evens out.

    I’d probably buy the cookies if 50% or more went to the local troop instead of only 10%. That’s why I selectively boycott. Since the vast majority of my money will ultimately go to GSUSA, I’ve no interest in supporting what has become yet another arm of planned parenthood – in addition to expressing my dismay in written form.

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    Deluded Lib Pro-Lifer says:

    I don’t think it evens out. Apple makes billions in profit. Some hundreds or thousands from you doesn’t make up for the money that’s being spent on pro-choice or pro-same sex marriage. But it’s your choice to selectively boycott whatever you want, or work for whoever you want. I’m just saying my point of view on why I don’t usually boycott, unless it’s something very blatant (like, if a company ran a campaign for “charity” saying that 50% of the proceeds in the next month would go to PP). I personally think there are better ways to get our goals met. 

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    Mary says:

    Hi Jack,
    I hear you. With companies and causes so intertwined, its almost impossible to boycott or get enough people who will. Of course we can refuse to donate our own money to causes we disapprove of. Rather than give to huge organized charities I don’t trust I would rather donate locally to food pantries, the Salvation Army, and Goodwill. I see for myself what good they do in the community. I was surprised and very pleased to see that our local Goodwill provides therapy services to low income parents of autistic children. They will be getting more of my donations.

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    Thomas R. says:

    I know that GSUSA hated when people posted their objections on Facebook and even initially deleted dissent but were called on and now keep all comments.   Posting o  Facebook and other social media, writing to newspapers and otherwise informing others did the trick for GSUSA to finally cave in and issue and “apology.”  Continuing the same effort to expose their practices did and will continue to do damage to their image more so than skipping the cookies.  But purchasing a permit and holding a few signs in front of their HQ would do the trick too.   

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